Quick October 1st is coming – get that Halloween count down calendar ready! Christmas has an advent, Hanukkah gets a menorah it only seems right that Halloween has something of it’s very own. No need to get complicated, all you need for this DIY project are number stickers, clothespins and treat bags.
I came up with this idea because I have amassed quite the collection of vintage Halloween treat baggies through the years. Not just vintage ones – sometimes I can’t resist the cuteness of brand spanking new ones. The real trick was thinking of a clever way to display them – then bam the advent idea came to me.
The baggies are small which makes them the perfect size for your typical advent style gift – candy, small toys, fun notes and more. I’ve got the baggies hung from ribbon, trim and banners. I made the numbers using various scrapbook stickers. The whole thing hangs from clothespins.
The easy part was making the countdown calendar. The hard part will be deciding what should go inside and how to keep my kids from looking ahead and ransacking future bags. I’m taking suggestions in the comments for ideas about what to put inside!
Want more Halloween count down inspiration? I gathered up a few of my favorites!
Oh Happy Day – these talented ladies can do no wrong in my eyes and these wee witch hats are no exception.
Halloween Countdown Calendar – My adorable friend Vickie Howell does a lot more than just knit. Just take a look at this happy little haunted house.
Halloween Countdown Tree – I love spooky Halloween trees in all shapes and sizes including this adorable one from Positively Splendid that doubles as a count down!